Black Skimmer

Rynchops niger
A Black Skimmer specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Casual migrant, usually found in flocks in coastal bays and on sandy beaches. Adult birds are black above, white below, with a reddish bill. The lower mandible of the bill is considerably longer than the upper. Sexes are alike.

Specimen Information

Date: Not known
Collected By: Wm Palmer
Locality: Not known
Sex: Not known
Catalog ID: 293172